You Should Really See A Doctor

Updated / Friday, 10 Nov 2017 11:29

Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Phil Kiernan are back with their pop up clinic to events across the country for the third series of their RTÉ One Medical Series You Should Really See A Doctor.

Pixie and Phil meet the invisibly sick, the obviously sick, and the people who think they’re sicker than they really are.

As well as the usual lumps, bumps and fungal toe infections – in this series the doctors try to find a diagnosis for a man with mysterious but persistent mouth ulcers; a woman with severe pelvic girdle pain; a farmer with a strange burning sensation in his feet; a lecturer with chronic earache and a woman with scarring from chicken pox.

The doctors also find time to give breast check lessons to the attendees of the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival; testicular cancer checks to the boy racers at a Classic Car Show in Limerick: give urine tests to check dehydration to a gnarly gang of vikings at the Waterford Country Fair and give sound advice to music loving teenagers at the Irish Maritime Fesitval in Drogheda.

And in a new addition to each episode the doctors will explore different areas of consumer health – from cutting edge research around gut health and its relationship to mental health; different treatments for the menopause; and the danger of buying prescription drugs online.

Locations visited during the series include:

The Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda

The Waterford Country Fair in Curraghmore House Portlaw

The Limerick Classic Car Show in Limericks racecouse Patrickswell

The Blue Jean Country Queen Festival in Athboy

Programme One:

Back for a third series, You Should Really See A Doctor sees Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Phil Kieran travel around the county in their pop up clinic meeting patients with all sorts of health worries.

At the Limerick Classic Car Show Phil meets Sean Mooney who has come to the clinic with a long term shoulder injury. Fitness fan Sean has worked out all his life, and worries he has done permanent damage. Having tried massage, physiotherapy, pain killers, hot and cold therapy, can Phil help him get to the bottom of this persistent pain?

At the Waterford Country Fair Pixie meets a very young patient Tommy who suffers from headaches. Will Tommy take Pixie’s advice?

And at the Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda the doctors give some sound advice to music loving teenagers. And Pixie meets the experts and reports on what options are out there to prepare for and cope with the menopause.